Mario is a Navajo man who wandered in to my gallery a couple of years ago with some pottery for sale. Luckily for him, I had some cash that day and was able to buy a nice piece from him. He had a striking profile, so I asked him to let me photograph him. He kept his eyes closed the entire time. I never learned much about him but, judging from his prison tattoos and clothing, I’d guess he has had a tough life. He was always very friendly and personable. I am sorry that, on his subsequent visits, I was broke and unable to buy from him. If I see him again, and I have cash, I will ask him to model for me.